I've watched Axe-FX clips threads come and go. This one is different because it's not about posting clips. It's about learning and having some fun. Read on....... I'd like to I'd like to offer anonymous rig duplication to anyone who is curious about the Axe-FX. If you can make a recording of your rig, that you believe is a good representation of its sound, while providing what I need to duplicate it, I would like to do that. I tried to make the requirements easy enough for us mere mortals. Without the requirements, I'm not interested because I won't be creating a duplicate. Why am I doing this?? --Because I want to have some fun with my Axe-FX. I just finished a 2 year project writing a book--finished at 8pm last night (woo hoo!!) I'm taking a week off. --I'd like to dial some TPG rigs for a change instead of the usual covers that I do. --I'd like to offer anonymous rig duplication to anyone who is curious about the Axe-FX. **Most importantly outside of fun, I want to advance my skills with the Axe-FX. I know this has been tried before I know you can't get an exact duplicate clip even with two identical tube amps I know "anyone" can duplicate a bad recording I know it doesn't prove anything I know virtual and real rigs aren't identical bla bla bla bla bla....... this thread isn't concerned with failure or success. I'm doing this in a different way, for different reasons: --The submission and duplication of the rig will be anonymous. --PM me & email your clips recorded per the instructions. And if you want, I will privately email you the results. --No clips are posted here. The rig-originator can remain completely anonymous or post the clips in their own thread. They clips belong to them. That is their call. Why do it like this? I already said why. I'll make this post longer if I explain, but here goes: Look, I can dial covers till the cows come home and learn that way. Been there, done that, looking for something fresh. The reason I want to duplicate a TGP rig is this: unlike a cover song, I don't have to solve the mystery of the rig, the mic, the axe, the strings, the pickups, the preamps, the processing, the effects. I don't have to learn and duplicate the performance AND I don't have to pick the sound of the rig out of a full mix. This will be a lot less work, and a lot more fun. You can disagree with this for a million different reasons. Go ahead, invent your own reality, but I'm just doing it for fun and learning. Post an opinion, but please don't clutter the thread up with a bunch of BS, because obviously it's not inviting it. AND.....I think a lot of TGPers (including me) have already dragged this through the mud several times. Here's what I need: Anyone that can split their guitar signal to 2 destinations can do this. 1. I need--without time based effects or any post-processing--a recording of a tube amp, cab, mic, pedal that has duplicates in the axe-fx. In case you don't have it, here's the lists of what is in the axe-fx AMPS: CABS & MICS: PEDALS: be sure to scroll down for full info. 2. I need your guitar performance to go to two destinations simultaneously (split the signal) -- 1. Send guitar to the miced rig, and record that performance (no time-based effects, no post processing) -- 2. Send guitar, cable-only, direct to the DAW and record it, no processing, but make sure the signal is hot enough. As long as it is the same pristine signal that is going to the amp, we're good. 3. Output two individual non-compressed mono recordings. -- 1. The miced rig -- 2. The naked guitar PM & I'll provide Email so you can email to me (I have high speed cable internet) or host somewhere I can download. As long as it's compatible with proTools LE, I'm good. Here's the benefit of doing it this way: 1. If I can send your performance into the axe-fx, it eliminates having two different players trying to play the same phrase with different hands, strings, axes, etc. And you get to hear exactly what you sound like playing through an axe-fx version of your rig. 2. It eliminates trying to duplicate non-matching rigs. I've done a lot of this-it ain't easy. Even matching rigs don't sound the same, why make it harder? 3. By nature, the recording quality will not be identical because the recording gear is different, but at least we've eliminated all the other crap that makes duplication difficult. 4. Instead of the thread turning into clips & opinion warfare, the option of being anonymous lets the rig provider and rig duplicator have a dialog and exchange without the freekin' thread noise. If the rig provider wants to post the results in public, that's their call. I'm fine with whatever they decide because I'm here to have fun. I'm not attached to the outcome. I'm here to learn, have fun, trade clips and talk tone. That's it. If you (rig-originator) wants the results, let me know how you want it output (compressed or not, panned in one file or separate files etc...) and I (rig-duplicator) will make it so and privately email it to you, or provide a link for download.